TITLE: Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Health & Nutrition Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Director
TO APPLY, EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMARY: The Health & Nutrition Coordinator will manage and ensure that SER EHS-CCP provides high-quality health, oral health, mental health, and nutrition services that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and that will support each child’s growth and school readiness. Responsible for establishing and maintaining a Health Services Advisory Committee that includes Head Start parents, professionals, and other volunteers from the community. Collaborate with parents as partners in the health and well-being of their children and communicate with parents about their child’s health needs and development concerns in a timely and effective manner. Identify children enrolled or children who intend to enroll in the program who may be eligible for services under IDEA. Collaborate with parents of children with disabilities, including but not limited to children eligible for services under IDEA. Assist parents to access services and resources for their family. Coordinate and collaborate with local agencies responsible for implementing IDEA.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee and monitor to ensure that each childcare partner is meeting the nutritional needs of each child and accommodates the feeding requirements of children with special dietary needs and children with disabilities.
- Ensure family style meals are served §1302.31(e)(2).
- Monitors classrooms to ensure: that food is an integral part of the total education program; that mealtime atmosphere is conducive to socialization and content area learning; and, that the quality, quantity and size of food served is appropriate to the ages of the children.
- Provide information, referral, and coordinating efforts to link staff and families to appropriate community resources.
- Ensure that meals are planned in advanced to reduce the need for food substitution, when substitutions are necessary recommends foods of equivalent nutritional value.
- Develops and monitors the provision of special diets for children with documented food allergies or other feeding problems or special nutritional needs, consulting with children’s doctor as necessary.
- Provides technical assistance to staff on maintaining records of the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP), as needed.
- Determines the training needs of staff, parents and children and develops and/or delivers nutrition education including development of appropriate resources.
HEALTH & SAFETY:
- Will ensure that within 30 calendar days after a child first attends the program, that each child has ongoing sources of continuous, accessible health care and health insurance coverage.
- Will ensure that within 45 calendar days after a child first attends the program, the child is screened for vision and hearing.
- Will ensure that within 90 calendar days after a child first attends the program, a determination is obtained as to whether or not the child is up-to-date on a schedule for preventive and primary medical and oral health care.
- Provide guidance to Site Managers regarding the assessment and follow-up of safety concerns and hazards.
- Provide clarification and technical support to all staff in implementing all Health and Safety policies and procedures.
- Coordinate training for parents and volunteers in these specific areas:
- CPR/First Aid certification
- Hearing and Vision screening
- OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Standards
- USDA/CACFP training
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Child Safety
- Emergency Preparedness
- Maintain relationships and collaborate with the medical and dental communities and other community health agencies and partners.
- Participate in community health related events, work groups, and initiatives.
- Serves as a member of the program’s Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC).
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Social Services, Health and or Nutrition focus preferred.
- At least one year of related experience, with emphasis on training and knowledge of community health/nutrition resources.
- Proficient computer skills
- Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation.
- Minimum two years’ experience working with children birth to 3 years old
- Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing
- Strong organizational skills
- Experience working with diverse groups and populations
- Knowledgeable of community resources
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
- Drug screen
- Background Check
- Driver’s Record
- Health Check
SER National is an equal opportunity employer